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by AMANDA WESTGATE (subscribe)
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Published October 13th 2016

If you appreciate both two and three-dimensional art and you are also a lover of the outdoors then you really must treat yourself to stay at the Broomhill Art Hotel, nestled in the glorious North Devon countryside just outside Barnstable.

The late Victorian house is in itself fascinating, but it also offers an international sculpture park and a contemporary art gallery in the stables.

Sometimes the traditional fittings in Broomhill's accommodation seem at odds with the contemporary art that decorate them. But this all adds to interest and inspiration provided.

Broomhill prides itself on its award-winning "slow food" restaurant and all its rooms have beautiful décor and a quiet ambience.
But the true treasures are in the extensive grounds. Acres of woodland and its own stream have been blended with a fascinating and sometimes startling array of pieces from its large permanent collection, and the winners of the annual Broomhill National Sculpture Prize.

The truly beautiful grounds are a joy in any season, but clearly sunshine through the woodland foliage makes the often huge sculpture pieces even more spectacular and surreal.


Broomhill offers a programme of exhibitions in the stables, a programme of art classes and regular competitions. Plus the hotel hosts jazz evenings for those who enjoy the performing arts too.

Even the food there is a work of art, combining perfect presentation with innovative flavours.

There was a hint of lavender and chive in the breakfast scrambled egg and it is these small touches that transform even the humble British breakfast to something special.

Bread is made from organic ingredients and baked in the hotel's own wood oven.

Local farms and the harvest from the local seas are used alongside as many other regional ingredients as possible. Even the sea salt comes from nearby Cornwall, adding to its natural trace elements and therefore its flavour.

Rinus and Aniet van de Sande, the Dutch owners of Broomhill, opened their international contemporary art gallery there in 1991.
You can see their personal tastes shining through, and the whole place can best be described as "quirky and unique".

Broomhill Art Hotel is a magical place, where you will find different sources of wonderment on each visit. The added bonus is that its location affords nature beauty and sights that make it unmissable on a trip to North Devon.

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Where: Muddiford, Barnstaple EX31 4EX, United Kingdom
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